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The mandate of the Pay Equity Office (PEO) is to administer and enforce Ontario's Pay Equity Act, which is intended to eliminate systemic gender discrimination in the compensation of work primarily performed by women. To carry out this mandate, the PEO provides education and advice to employers, employees and bargaining agents in the public and private sectors to achieve and maintain pay equity in their workplaces. The PEO also investigates complaints, monitors workplaces for compliance, attempts to effect settlements of pay equity issues between the parties and issues Orders for compliance where necessary.

The Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal, a quasi-judicial tri-partite administrative tribunal, is responsible for adjudicating disputes arising under the Pay Equity Act.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Pay Equity Office 3,568,000 3,662,600 (94,600) 3,158,410
2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal 779,100 814,100 (35,000) 587,882
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 4,347,100 4,476,700 (129,600) 3,746,292
  Total Operating Expense 4,347,100 4,476,700 (129,600) 3,746,292



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1602-1 Pay Equity Office      
  Salaries and wages     2,684,600
  Employee benefits     306,300
  Transportation and communication     135,400
  Services     414,700
  Supplies and equipment     27,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,568,000
1602-2 Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     592,900
  Employee benefits     75,400
  Transportation and communication     21,300
  Services     84,300
  Supplies and equipment     5,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     779,100
  Total Operating Expense for Pay Equity Commission Program     4,347,100